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There are bases everywhere.
It's nice of people to create these "coloring pages" for many artists who lack in original skills, but won't it eventually get to a point that one base pic will become so redundant on so many pages scribbled on so many different ways, that it will become awfully boring seeing it over and over again?
If a person wants to become a better artist, they should not use bases. I think that bases are a lazy way out of creativity and it keeps the artist using it from having any good learning experiences of drawing.Take Sonic bases for instance. The Mobian body is already drawn out for you and all you have to do is color. Artists-in-training should not be messing around with bases or just recoloring another's artwork. There's barely any effort being put into these things.
There are plenty of tutorials on Google, YouTube, and especially DeviantART on how to draw things, all people have to do is just freakin' read, or take enough time out of their life to watch a 10 -20 minute video on it, and practice. Screw trolls, everyone should be able to learn at their own pace with this stuff.
In fact, to show that there are legit tutorial tips, here is one on how to draw Sonic:
How to Draw Sonic: Part 1 by sonicboom53How to Draw Sonic: Part 2 by sonicboom53
Seriously, if this doesn't slow down somehow, more underage artist will think that's the way to go and half of DA or more will be filled with recolors and crappy half-colored bases. Or maybe it already is...
When I first started drawing, it wasn't the best, but I kept practicing. I remember when I was still learning of Sonic's postures and stuff, at least by age 8, I would find cool pictures of Sonic and try to redraw it myself (of course this was before I got a DA account, or knew what YouTube was). By 2012, before I got a DA account I was able to memorize how to draw Sonic characters perfectly (since I drew him for 9 frickin' years straight). But let me guess... most of us didn't start drawing when we were young... No one has that type of time now.
Well that's what references are for.
If one wants to practice drawing a character, Google up the character, go to the images section, look at screenshots of actual canon references and use them to practice sketching out the character, just don't upload them to DA unless you label them "practice sketches" or put them in your scraps section. That's what I've been doing.
Plus, I've learned to mimic many art styles very quickly, such as Sly Cooper and Storm Hawks, with just references, then eventually I'm able to draw them from memory.
So, if you ask me, I think bases should not be on DA. Bases are another word for "coloring pages" - for ages 8 and under.
If a person who comes to DA really wants to be an artist, they must learn to be patient and practice, like everyone else; it will be worth it.
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I am an anthropomorphic fanartist and a throwback artist "because I'm late like that" :XD:
I am also a semi-fanfiction writer, since I usually add drawings that define each divided section of it.
I also host a Q&A section in my gallery for my FCs (fan characters) where fellow deviants ask them questions and I draw out their response (as long as it's appropriate.) I try to answer them as soon as I gain enough motivation to draw it out nicely; so it won't end up looking aggravated and lazy.

My FCs:
Angela Cat -Cats Don't Dance
Dymonde Eryka- Ratchet and Clank
An-D Emreld- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Lillia Chrysan- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
Marienne Frank- Sly Cooper
Tailia Crosefir - Lackadaisy
Crowe - Storm Hawks
NEW Sydney the Hedgehog- Sonic the Hedgehog
My anthropomorphic style of Lombax Clank will count too.

Just in case, I'll add my persona, Artsi Cat to the ask list.
If you want to ask me questions, they should involve "me" having to interact with any canon characters I'm familiar with; just like the FCs. (For example, the deviation involving me with Carmelita) One thing about the artist fursona, she can cross over into anything without logical judgement; since I pretty much crossed over into everything that I took interest in and drew. And she'll stay as a anthropomorphic cat no matter what style.

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xxxcharlotxxx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
I love your art style ^///^
artsicat13 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist
Thank you ^^
Mewwmewgirl Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Hi will you make me as Donnie one like your Leo one
artsicat13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Wha? :? I don't understand what you mean...
Either way, I'm not taking requests, sorry. :(
Mewwmewgirl Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Awwww ok
HeavensEngel Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello ^ w ^
artsicat13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Hi :)
HeavensEngel Featured By Owner 3 days ago
How Are you?
artsicat13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
I'm good. And You?
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Sonar15 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! Thanks for the watch! :3 :happybounce:
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